It was long.
It was long.
WWE Raw is repetitive. It’s three hours long and sometimes a slog to get through. And when Roman Reigns walked out to start the show last night, it seemed like we’d be getting another 20-minute opening promo segment.
There’s so much talking on WWE Raw. It always opens with a promo and sometimes they just talk talk talk. For every great Paul Heyman promo there are two segments that just drone on and on and on. It happens. The show’s three hours! What else are you going to fill time with, wrestling?
The first reaction a lot of people had to the news that Shinsuke Nakamura would face John Cena in a number one contenders match on WWE SmackDown was anger. “Why are they fighting on free TV?” people asked.
This excerpt in Caity Weaver’s GQ profile of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson makes me believe that within a few years, he’ll at least run for office, if not president:
This Sunday’s WrestleMania is not your father’s, which is both the sort of thing World Wrestling Entertainment would say to promote it and true—if not quite in the way they would like you to think.
Pro wrestling collided with freestyle wrestling when Tyler Curd of Oak Grove High School (Mo.) delivered an Attitude Adjustment to his opponent during a 220-pound match Wednesday at the USA Wrestling Cadet/Junior Nationals in Fargo.
The Austin school district decided last month to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary School, and opened the nominating process up to the public. In the end, 228 names were suggested; Donald Trump got the most nods, with 45. (“Robert E. Lee” came in second.) Here are some other noteworthy nominees from the document…
This was supposed to just be a goofy post about how The Rock showed up on Wrestlemania again with a silly prop (this time, a flamethrower) but then he did this:
Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? Email the Funbag. Today, we’re covering beer pong, nose-blowing, superpowers, and more.
No, seriously, Jamie Little clearly can’t see John Cena, today’s pace car driver.
John Cena retained his U.S. title in tonight’s main event against Seth Rollins on WWE Raw, because of course he did. But it came at a cost: a real-life broken nose that required in-ring medical attention—even in the middle of the match.
Welcome to Deadspin’s irregular pro wrestling column, in which Tom Breihan and Ernest Wilkins will comb through the past month or so of superkicks, lariats, and 450 splashes in search of the greatest things that this most American of artforms has given us.
Rings are cool and all but wouldn't every sport be improved by handing out belts instead? David Ortiz thinks so, which is why he showed up to today's victory parade showing off that bad boy.
On last night's WWE Raw, something happened that's fairly unusual in the world of wrestling: one guy hit another guy.
WrestleMania XXVIII was last night, and The Rock won, and some people were chair-throwingly excited.
And then John Cena holds up his championship belt, and "The Stars and Stripes Forever" starts playing over the speakers. Everything about this is perfect, right down to the guy shouting, "We won." [via @SherwoodStrauss]
Since the dawn of time, it's been mankind's dream to own the Sports Almanac from Back To The Future Part II. If one could know the result of a sporting event beforehand, one could make untold riches by gambling on it. While the Novikov self-consistency principle — or perhaps Calvinism — means this can't happen, what…
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson returned to WWE Raw last night for the first time in seven years. Why, you ask? To announce that he was hosting Wrestlemania 27 this April. Oh, and to talk shit about John Cena.